#TeamIronMan

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Considering that Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark (!) were my first crushes, this was a no-brainer for me! #TeamIronMan #TeamStark

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(Though Cap looks amazing in this poster…wait, did I make the right choice? YES, I DID!)

So what about you?

Keep Calm and YOLO

It’s been a while since I saw you guys, and man, haven’t you guys changed! So have I, and thankfully, it’s all been upward!

My class got shuffled, and I have just met the best people on Earth. Meet the YOLO group, consisting of  my new found friends-siblings-rivals-jerks Moonisah, Sanjana, Amith and Vineet! Easily the most rocking humans I know. So you guys may blame (or maybe love) them for keeping me away from this blog for so long!

I’ve become such a positive, confident, secure and happy person that I’m not even able to recognize myself anymore! As some of my old readers know, I’ve been (*ahem*) a “little” bitchy. Now, I’m filled with love which I’m ready to share. Anybody down in the dumps? Post below, and I’ll see whether I can cheer you up! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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See ya all soon!

Mads 🙂

P.S. – To all those who read my blog (and my friends):

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Cheers!

 

Avengers 2: The Age Of Ultron (3D) – Movie Review

Director: Joss Whedon

Production: MARVEL Studios

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, James Spader and others.

While infiltrating the HYDRA base, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is brainwashed by mysterious twins, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen) to create Ultron (voiced by James Spader), a global peace-keeping machine. Born out of Stark’s ego, Ultron comes to one conclusion: global peace can be achieved by destroying all humanity. Thus ensues a game of wits between the Avengers and Ultron.

Though the plot is clichéd, what makes the film click is the character portrayal by the star-studded cast. The ever-glamorous Tony Stark is even more sombre and serious after Iron Man 3. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a bit more modern than we last saw him. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is a bit more outgoing and friendly towards the mortals. Pietro and Wanda are like a breath of fresh air in the film.

As for Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), I have only three words : Oh. My. God. Joss Whedon, you are devilishly wily *bows and slow claps are heard*.

But what pissed me off in this film was long, boring fight scenes (especially one between Hulk and Iron Man), and less screen time for RDJ. Just kidding.

As a MARVEL fan, I loved this film. Witty dialogues, great humour and character development made it the rollicking sequel everyone anticipated. However, I strictly recommend it for movie-goers to watch atleast The Avengers to get a basic idea of how this film works.

I am rating this **** out of *****.

Mother’s Obituary Written By Robert Downey Jr.

Usually, I’m not a very emotional and mushy-mushy type of person. I’m capable of a lot of feelings, but I’m not in the habit of publicly displaying them.

Being a great fan of Robert Downey Jr. has not affected this in any way. However, after reading the obituary he had written for his mother on Facebook, I was in tears.

Even if it’s a bit too long, it’s worth reading and passing it on to a dear one called mother. She has sacrificed her whole life for us, and it is high time we repay this gesture.

Here’s what RDJ said:

As promotion for “The Judge” kicks off this weekend, I feel the need to run the risk of over sharing…..

My mom passed away early this week….I wanna say something about her life, and a generic “obit” won’t suffice…

Elsie Ann Ford was born outside Pittsburgh in April of 1934, daughter of an engineer who worked on the Panama Canal, and mother who ran a jewelry shop in Huntingdon, where they settled….a bona fide “Daughter Of The American Revolution.”

In the mid ’50s, she dropped out of college and headed to NY, with dreams of becoming a comedienne. In ’62, she met my dad, (who proposed at a Yankees/Orioles game). They married, had my sister Allyson in ’63 and me in ’65…

There was another “revolution” of sorts going on at that time, of underground counter-culture film and theatre…and with her as Bob Sr’s muse, they jumped in wholeheartedly…

“Chafed Elbows” (a man marries his mother and goes on welfare), “Greaser’s Palace” (a woman relentlessly persecuted by God who never utters a word), and “Moment To Moment” AKA “Two Tons Of Turquoise To Taos Tonight” (in which she played 17 characters) were the stand outs.

By the mid ’70s, the downside of drug culture caught up with many artists. She was an alcoholic…

As the marriage suffered, she continued to work, but not for long. A recurring role on “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” (’76-’77) was her last paying job…not that she cared, she’d have done it for free.

I remember living with her and her boyfriend Jonas, (who became a second father to me) in a 2 room 5 story walk up in Manhattan after that…Bunsen burner for a stove, cockroaches, broken dreams…

By 1990, she’d had enough, went to treatment, got sober. Just in time to enjoy several decades of heart disease, bypasses, you name it….

While I strived to have the kind of success that eluded her, my own addiction repeatedly forbade it.

In the summer of 2004, I was in bad shape. She called me out of the blue, and I admitted everything. I don’t remember what she said, but I haven’t drank or used since.

Eventually, when finances allowed, we were able to move her out to LA. She had a special affinity for my firstborn son Indio, and really got a kick out of Exton. Got an iPad, pictures, videos, the whole 9….

Her doctors basically titled her a “Medical Incredible,” said there was little they could do, and were frankly amazed she was up and walking….

Many fond memories of her in the last few years…holidays, kid-stuff, her strutting around with a walking stick. I knew it was difficult, and understood as the visits got shorter.

In March, she suffered another cardiac arrest and was put on life support.

Her wishes were to be left to die if there wasn’t a reasonable chance of recovery, which for some time there was.

I returned from filming the “Avengers” sequel in June, went straight to see her.

To my amazement, she was completely lucid, interactive, mugging + pulling faces.

We couldn’t speak ’cause she had a tracheal tube. I wondered if she might just beat the odds once more.

Another set of seizures answered that, and we brought her home for hospice.

She died @ 11 p.m., September 22nd, survived by her extremely loving and tolerant partner of 37 years, Jonas Kerr.

She was my role model as an actor, and as a woman who got sober and stayed that way.

She was also reclusive, self-deprecating, a stoic Scotch-German rural Pennsylvanian, a ball buster, stubborn, and happy to hold a grudge.

My ambition, tenacity, loyalty, “moods,” grandiosity, occasional passive aggression, and my faith….

That’s all her…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

If anyone out there has a mother, and she’s not perfect, please call her and say you love her anyway…

Elsie Ann Downey. 1934-2014

R.I.P, Elsie Downey. You are blessed to have such wonderful children.